Top 100 Mitch Albom Quotes From The American Writer

Moumita Dutta
Dec 12, 2023 By Moumita Dutta
Originally Published on Mar 13, 2021
Edited by Jacob Fitzbright
Mitch Albom at an event

Why Mitch Albom Quotes?

Mitch Albom is an American journalist, author, and musician who achieved national recognition in his early career with sports writing. He later chose inspirational themes and stories to bring them out in the forms of films, plays, and books.

Since his early years, he has received a motivation to look out for a world beyond the confined walls of one’s comfort zone, and it is with it that he started to create a world for himself.

In all quotes of Albom, he talked about the reality of what we see but tends to ignore and not accept it.

His words lead us to deeper meaning, thought, and new perspectives. So why not look at some of the best Mitch Albom quotes?

What Parents Should Know

  • Mitch Albom dedicated his life to his writing career for helping the impoverished and homeless in the Detroit area and abroad.
  • Mitch Albom is the founder of various charities, including ‘A Time to Help’.
  • Mitch Albom sold 40 million+ copies of his book ‘Tuesdays with Morrie’ worldwide, which was even adapted on screen.

What to Discuss with Kids

  • Mitch Albom didn’t just inspire, but he learned from the people around him. He considered their views and ideas and used them in his writing.
  • Mitch Albom always welcomed change. He appreciated and accepted it with open arms.
  • Mitch Albom valued love and family and accepted every aspect of life.

Mitch Albom Love Quotes

1. “Love always wins.” - 'Tuesdays With Morrie'

2. "But love takes many forms, and it is never the same for any man and woman." - 'The Five People You Meet In Heaven'

3. “Love is the only rational act.” - 'Tuesdays With Morrie'

4. “Life has to end. Love doesn’t.” - 'The Five People You Meet In Heaven'

5. “Love each other or perish.” - 'Tuesdays With Morrie'

6. “Every life has one true love snapshot.” - The Five People You Meet In Heaven'

7. “The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in.” - 'Tuesdays With Morrie'

8. "For the rest of his life, whenever he thought of Marguerite, Eddie...would feel the same arterial burst of love." - 'The Five People You Meet In Heaven'

9. "Life is a series of pulls back and forth... A tension of opposites...Which side wins? Love wins. Love always wins" - 'Tuesdays With Morrie'

10. “Love does not make you a fool.” - 'The Timekeeper'

11. “Love is how you stay alive, even after you are gone.” - 'Tuesdays With Morrie'

12. “Holding on to things only breaks your heart.” - 'The Timekeeper'

13. “She had a bottomless well of love for me. Her only flaw was that she didn’t make me work for it.” - 'For One More Day'

14. “Sometimes, when you are not getting the love you want, giving makes you think you will.” - 'The Timekeeper'

15. “I love you every day. And now I will miss you every day.” - 'For One More Day'

16. “Loss is as old as life itself. But for all our evolution, we are yet to receive it.” - 'The Next Person You Meet In Heaven'

17. "One day spent with someone you love can change everything." - 'For One More Day'

18. "Love comes when it comes.” - 'The Next Person You Meet In Heaven'

19. “Love, like rain, can nourish from above, drenching couples with a soaking joy.” - 'The Five People You Meet In Heaven'

20. “First loves often remain in the heart, like plants that cannot grow in sunlight.” - 'The Next Person You Meet In Heaven'

Mitch Albom Quotes About Death

21. "The truth is, once you learn how to die, you learn how to live." - 'Tuesdays With Morrie'

22. "The tale of your life is written second by second, as shifting as the flip of a pencil to an eraser.” - 'The Next Person You Meet In Heaven'

23. "Death ends a life, not a relationship." - 'Tuesdays With Morrie'

24. “You lose something every day you live, sometimes it’s as tiny as the breath you just expelled, sometimes it’s so big you think you won’t survive it.” - 'The Next Person You Meet In Heaven'

25. "'Everyone knows they're going to die,' he said again, 'but nobody believes it, if we did, we would do things differently'." - 'Tuesdays With Morrie'

26. “Nothing haunts us like the things we don’t say.” - 'Have A Little Faith'

27. "Sharing tales of those we've lost is how we keep from really losing them."- 'For One More Day'

28. “Lost love is still love. It takes a different form.” - 'The Five People You Meet In Heaven'

29. “I think what you notice most when you haven’t been home in a while is how much the trees have grown around your memories.” - 'For One More Day'

30. “I had the coldest realization that time was running out.” - 'Tuesdays With Morrie'

31. "Death doesn't just take someone, it misses someone else, and in the small distance between being taken and being missed, lives are changed." - 'The Five People You Meet In Heaven'

32. "In the end, they wanna hold somebody's hand. And that's real to me."

33. “Dying? Not the end of everything. We think it is. But what happens on Earth is only the beginning.” - 'The Five People You Meet In Heaven'

34. "I believe the biggest themes of life are put into the best focus when held up against the very sharp light of mortality."

35. "All who are born are always dying." - 'The Timekeeper'

36. "I believe that you live on inside the hearts and minds of everyone you've touched while you were here on earth."

37. "We are, as we die, who we most were in life." - 'The Timekeeper'

38. "This is a story about a man named Eddie and it begins at the end, with Eddie dying in the sun." - 'The Five People You Meet In Heaven'

39. “Ends are for yesterday, not tomorrows.” - 'The Timekeeper'

40. "After seeing how little work and careers really mean when you reach the end of your life, I put a new emphasis on things I believe count more."

Quotations From 'Tuesdays With Morrie'

A writer jolting down his thoughts in his diary

Loving quotes from 'Tuesdays With Morrie' are like peeking into someone's life through a looking glass.

41. “Don’t let go too soon, but don’t hold on too long.”

42. "Only an open heart will allow you to float equally between everyone."

43. “What if today were my last day on earth?”

44. "It's knowing that your family will be there watching out for you. Nothing else will give you that."

45. “Accept who you are; and revel in it.”

46. “Forgive yourself before you die. Then forgive others.”

47. “Don’t cling to things because everything is impermanent.”

48. “The culture we have does not make people feel good about themselves. And you have to be strong enough to say if the culture doesn’t work, don’t buy it.”

49. “If you really want it, then you’ll make your dream happen.”

50. “Aging is not just decaying…it’s growth. It’s more than the negative that you’re going to die, it’s also the positive that you understand that you’re going to die, and that you live a better life because of it.”

51. “Find someone to share your heart, give to your community, be at peace with yourself, try to be as human as you can be.”

52. "Detachment doesn’t mean you don’t let the experience penetrate you. On the contrary, you let it penetrate you fully."

53. "I give myself a good cry if I need it, but then I concentrate on all good things still in my life."

54. “If you’re always battling against getting older, you’re always going to be unhappy, because it will happen anyhow.”

55. "I like myself better when I'm with you."

56. “The fact is, there is no foundation, no secure ground, upon which people may stand today if it isn’t the family.”

57. "There is no such thing as 'too late' in life."

58. “What’s wrong with being number two?”

59. "People are only mean when they are threatened."

60. “Do I wither up and disappear, or do I make the best of my time left?”

Mitch Albom 'For One More Day' Quotes

61. “His songs half written, his work half done, who knows what paths his bruised feet trod, what hills of peace or pain he won?”

62. “You get shut out of your only child's life, you feel like a steel door has been locked; you're banging, but they just can't hear you. ”

63. "I seemed to be aging while standing still."

64. “What is it about childhood that never lets you go, even when you’re so wrecked it’s hard to believe you ever were a child.”

65. "A funeral is no place for secrets."

66. “I don’t know what it is about the food your mother makes for you, especially when it’s something that anyone can make - but it carries a certain taste of memory.”

67. "It's like this line is drawn somewhere in the world and if you never cross it, you'll never consider throwing yourself off a building."

68. “That's how my father was, he started things with an aim to finish them.”

69. "I carried a baseball glove because he loved baseball, and I took every hardball he threw, even the ones that stung my hands so badly I thought I would scream."

70. “The more you defend a lie, the angrier you become.”

71. "One day can bend your life."

72. “Kids chase the love that eludes them.”

73. "Going back to something is harder than you think."

74. “You need to keep people close, you need to give them access to your heart.”

75. "Sticking with your family is what makes it a family."

76. “I also believe that parents, if they love you, will hold you up safely, above their swirling waters, and sometimes that means you’ll never know what they endured, and you may treat them unkindly, in a way you otherwise wouldn’t.”

77. "There is everything you know and there is everything that happens. When the two do not line up, you make a choice."

78. “Secrets tear you apart.”

79. “A child embarrassed by his mother - is just a child who hasn’t lived long enough.”

80. “Part of me knows one more day won't do anything except postpone the heartbreak.”

Mitch Albom 'The Five People You Meet In Heaven' Quotes

Colorful balloons floating in the sky

81. "Sacrifice is a part of life. It's supposed to be. It's not something to regret. It's something to aspire to."

82. “This is the greatest gift God can give you: to understand what happened in your life. To have it explained. It is the peace you have been searching for.”

83. "Sometimes when you sacrifice something precious, you're not really losing it. You're just passing it on to someone else."

84. “No story sits by itself. Sometimes stories meet at corners and sometimes they cover one another completely, like stones beneath a river.”

85. "Holding anger is a poison...It eats you from inside...We think that by hating someone we hurt them...But hatred is a curved blade...and the harm we do to others...we also do to ourselves."

86. “That’s what heaven is. You get to make sense of your yesterdays.”

87. "All parents damage their children. It cannot be helped. Youth, like pristine glass, absorbs the prints of its handlers. Some parents smudge, others crack, a few shatter childhoods completely into jagged little pieces, beyond repair."

88. “Things that happen before you are born still affect you. And people who come before your time affect you as well.”

89. "All endings are also beginnings. We just don't know it at the time."

90. "People think of Heaven as a paradise garden, a place where they can float on clouds and laze in rivers and mountains. But scenery without solace is meaningless."

91. "Heaven can be found in the most unlikely corners."

92. “It’s fixed.”

93. " 'You have peace,' the old woman said, 'when you make it with yourself'."

94. "As always with Marguerite, Eddie mostly wants to freeze time."

95. "Each affects the other, and the other affects the next, and the world is full of stories, but the stories are all one."

96. "Young men go to war. Sometimes because they have to, sometimes because they want to. Always, they feel they are supposed to. This comes from the sad, layered stories of life, which over the centuries have seen courage confused with picking up arms, and cowardice confused with laying them down."

97. "The only time we waste is the time we spend thinking we are alone."

98. "Sometimes you have to do things when sad things happen."

99. “Strangers are just family you have yet to come to know.”

100. "She will hold his hand and tell him God is proud of him for being a good boy on his birthday, and that will make the world feel right-side up again."

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Written by Moumita Dutta

Bachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

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Moumita DuttaBachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

A content writer and editor with a passion for sports, Moumita has honed her skills in producing compelling match reports and stories about sporting heroes. She holds a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management, Calcutta University, alongside a postgraduate diploma in Sports Management.

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